Parent Teacher Organization

Poplarville PTO Works Hard for District

The Poplarville School District PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) was re-established 3 years ago with a mission to help enhance the education experience of each child, district staff, and facilitate more communication efforts with parents.
The PTO is made up of a four member board and over 80 members that include parents, teachers and administrators. We are a constant presence in the schools providing volunteer services and facilitating fundraising efforts. Our organization has a long list of projects some done annually and some done on an as needed basis. We volunteer our time by providing things like teacher meals, chaperones, uniform closet organization, Fall Festival booths, Field day activities, labor for beautification projects, activities for student reward celebrations and much more. We fundraise in the schools with various projects such as: pumpkin sales, snowball sales, pictures with the mascot, santa pictures, Little Hornet Christmas gift shop, awards day roses, school dances, pickle sales, football game lemonade sales, bumble grams, and membership drives.
With the money raised we developed guidelines that made it fair to each school in which the money was raised but also kept money coming into the general fund to help the district as a whole. Our policy is that the administrators have discretionary use of 70% of the funds raised in their school. The remaining 30% stays in the general fund for expenses and district wide projects. The funds raised by the PTO have been used in a variety of ways, some of which include backpacks for kids, graduation gowns for less fortunate seniors, teacher t-shirts, teacher of the year awards, teacher appreciation luncheons, leap pads for students, student of the month awards, Student Hall of Fame awards, employee of the month awards, gifts for seniors, plants for landscaping, gift cards for student achievement, and many more rewards and incentives for teachers and students. We have even raised funds for other organizations like “BackPack Buddies” donating all of our pumpkin sales to them this year.
Our biggest purchase was the school mascot “Buzz” costume in 2016. The PTO owns the costume and works in conjunction with the district to make appearances at each school and throughout the community. He has been a huge hit with the community spreading school spirit to everyone. Students need only apply to be the mascot and to date we have had 9 middle school and high school students who have made appearances at football games, basketball games, awards days, chorus concerts and the nursing home just to name a few.
The PTO has generated over $19,000 in funds during the first semester through its efforts with teachers, administrators and parents. Together we have provided a tremendous resource for our schools made up entirely of volunteers. As volunteers go, we believe we have the best! In some cases our volunteers have spent 8 hours a day two weeks in a row volunteering (plus, countless after hours project volunteers)! The Poplarville PTO volunteers work tirelessly to contribute to the best possible education experience Poplarville can offer.
Board Members:
Kristi Harris, President; Mona Martin, Vice President; Lori Larkin, Secretary; Jennifer Shaw, Treasurer 

Last PTO Meeting of the Year Scheduled

The last PTO meeting of the 2014-15 school year will be held at the High School library, May 12 at 5:30.  We will wrap up business for the year and set plans to nominate officers for the new year.  We hope you can join us.

PTO Meeting at Scooter's

The PTO will meet at Scooter's Restaurant on April 14, 5:30. Refreshments  will be provided.  This is our last meeting before the raffle drawing on April 25. We encourage you to come and see what's happening in our district.  Please bring any unsold tickets, money collected from sold tickets and all stubs with you.  If you are unable to attend, please turn in to any school office or to any PTO officer: Katie Santiago, Sandi Hubbard, Mona Martin, or Sarah Polk.

We have had a great year.  If you have been not able to volunteer yet, there is one more opportunity.  We will provide a luncheon during teacher appreciation week .  Please consider lending a hand, it's a great way to build bridges between parents & teachers-and ultimately your child.  Contact any PTO officer if you are able to help in any way.

PTO Meeting March 10th

The PTO will meet Tuesday, March 10, 4:30 pm at the Middle School Library. Please come and join us.

PTO News and Meetings

The PTO  recognizes the following teachers for "Teacher of the Year" Kelsey Carroll-PLE, Tammy Krudtzfelt-PUE, Debra Allred-MSP, Laurie Morrow-PHS.  Congratulations, teachers, on a job well done!

PTO will meet at the Middle School Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 4:30 in the library.  See you there

PTO will be taking Easter pictures at PLE on Thursday, March 19.  Volunteers welcome!  Photo & a surprise included.  Watch for notes going out with the students for more details.

The PTO is doing good things in our district.  Come be a part of something good!

PTO Meeting February 10

Our next PTO Meeting will be on February 10, 2015, 6:00 PM at the Middle school.  Please come so you can get in on the good things happening within our school district!

PTO Meeting Set for Tuesday

PTO MEETING TUESDAY, January 13, 2015.   6:00 at Career Development center at high school campus.  Culinary Arts class will present their award-winning desserts!  Also, we'll distribute raffle tickets.  Come and be a part of something good!

PTO Meeting Schedule

PTO MEETING THIS WEDNESDAY12/10/14 at the Parent Center, 4:30. We will set dates for raffle drawing, 5k/fun run, and character breakfast.  Please come if you are a member or are interested in becoming a member.  Everyone has a place they can help!

"Nobody can do everything but everybody can do something"
Thanks so much!

Parent Teacher Organization Welcomes New Members

We welcome the new Poplarville PTO members to our schools! We now have a Parent-Teacher Organization to assist our schools to reach new goals and achieve great things!  We welcome the officers, liaisons and all members!
If you would like to be a member and help a lot or help just a little, come join us.  It's gonna be FUN!
Look for a sign-up sheet sent home with your child.